The Global Switchboard establishes our network on the basis of membership. Our members include all organizations and individuals who have a profile on our Switchboard Hub as well as our Resident Members who work out of the Switchboard Space.

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The Global Switchboard establishes our network on the basis of membership. Our members include all organizations and individuals who have a profile on our Switchboard Hub as well as our Resident Members who work out of the Switchboard Space.

Membership Criteria

To become a member of The Global Switchboard Network, a prospective organization or individual must be active within one or more of our 5 areas of global engagement:

Cultural Diversity and Exchange: Promote broad celebration of cultural diversity and exchange.

Education: Ensure equitable access to global education opportunities.

Immigrant and Refugee Inclusion: Achieve full inclusion of the region’s immigrant and refugee community.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Support ethical, responsible, and inclusive innovation and entrepreneurship.

International Development: Build awareness for world-wide health and well-being.

Prospective members must also affirm that their work embodies the following values:

• Global: Our members value global engagement and take local action

• Empathetic: Our members value compassion for others and act accordingly

• Equitable: Our members value justice and fight for equality.

• Diverse: Our members value inclusivity and recognize difference as a resource.

Membership Tiers

The Global Switchboard Network has three membership options that differ in benefit and cost.

• Member

• MemberPlus

• Resident Member

--Member

Anyone with a profile on The Global Switchboard Hub is considered a Member in our Membership Network

AMENITIES

Access to Switchboard network events and programs, in addition to a profile on the Hub.

COST

This level of membership comes with no fee.

APPLY:

Become a Member of The Global Switchboard by adding a profile for yourself, or your organization, here.

--Member Plus

For individuals and organizations interested in a more involved level of membership, but who may not have the need for a physical space with The Global Switchboard

AMENITIES

MemberPlus includes the same benefits as a Member, and also includes:

Discounts to Switchboard Public Events, including HUB + SPOKE

Inclusion of your events and news in The Switchboard Newsletter (organizations only)

Featured on Switchboard Social Media (organizations only)

MemberPlus status for staff (organizations only)

50% discount on event and meeting space at the Switchboard Space (organizations only)

COST

MemberPlus comes at an annual fee based on the size of your organization.

Individuals not associated with an organization $50/ year
Annual operating budget Less than $249K $100/ year
$250K – $999K $150/ year
$1M – $4.9M $200/ year
$5M – $9.9M $500/ year
More than $10M $1,000/ year

APPLY:
Become a MemberPlus of The Global Switchboard by adding a profile for yourself, or your organization, here and selecting MemberPlus as your membership level.

--Resident Member

Organizations and individuals who are interested in becoming part of The Global Switchboard Network and need the benefits of a physical office space can apply for three different types of Resident Membership.

To apply for one of our 3 levels of Resident Membership, complete the application found here.

Flex Resident Membership

Organizations and individuals who need a physical space to work, but not necessarily a dedicated desk.

AMENITIES:

• Profile on the Switchboard HUB with indication of membership level

• Access to Switchboard network events and programs

• Discounts to Switchboard Public Events, including HUB + SPOKE

• Inclusion of your events and news in The Switchboard Newsletter

• Featured on Switchboard Social Media

• Member Plus status for staff

• Event and meeting space at Switchboard Space

• Invitation to resident only meetings and events

• Full use of office amenities:

–Unrestricted access to the building

–Printer, copier, scanner

–Reservable meeting and event space

–Bottomless fair trade coffee

–WiFi

–Physical mailing address (305 34th St. Pittsburgh PA 15201)

–Parking

COST:

Flex Resident Membership is $150/ month/ per person.

Resident Membership

Organizations and individuals who need a dedicated desk inside our physical space to work.

AMENITIES:

Resident Membership includes the same benefits as a Flex Resident, and also includes:

• A dedicated desk in our co-working space

• Your organization logo displayed in our building.

COST:

Resident Membership is $200/ month/ per desk.

Anchor Resident Membership

Organizations and individuals who need a dedicated office inside our physical space to work. This membership is available on a limited basis.

AMENITIES:

Anchor Resident Membership includes the same benefits as a Resident Membership, and also includes:

• A private office

• Your organization logo displayed in the front door

APPLY:

To apply for one of our 3 levels of Resident Membership, complete the application found here.